Popular Chicken Joint Replacing Pep Boys In South Jersey Town Popular Chicken Joint Replacing Pep Boys In South Jersey Town
Popular Chicken Joint Replacing Pep Boys In South Jersey Town A popular chicken fingers joint is coming to Gloucester County. Raising Cane's, which has over 600 locations, will be opening soon in Washington Township at the site of a former Pep Boy's at Black Horse Pike near Ganttown Road.  Demolition crews are at the site demolishing the old Pep Boys building, Washington Township police said. Raising Cane's Garden State locations include West Cherry Hill, West Marlton, Deptford and Burlington. An opening date has not been announced.
TacocaT Suddenly Closes Margate Restaurant Despite 'Record-Breaking Summer' TacocaT Suddenly Closes Margate Restaurant Despite 'Record-Breaking Summer'
TacocaT Suddenly Closes Margate Restaurant Despite 'Record-Breaking Summer' A taco restaurant in Margate said it's permanently closing in the middle of a "record-breaking summer" on the Jersey Shore. TacocaT said in a Facebook post that it has decided to shut down its South Essex Avenue restaurant after its final day on Sunday, July 7. The restaurant's Kitty Cat food truck will continue to operate for hire and appear at festivals. The restaurant said after serving Cal-Mex food for five years, it made the hard decision "despite a record-breaking summer and extraordinary year-over-year growth." "Anyone who knows us personally and has become part of our TacocaT…
Flavortown On The Boardwalk: Fieri Opens Atlantic City's Second 'Chicken Guy!' Restaurant Flavortown On The Boardwalk: Fieri Opens Atlantic City's Second 'Chicken Guy!' Restaurant
Flavortown On The Boardwalk: Fieri Opens Atlantic City's Second 'Chicken Guy!' Restaurant Celebrity chef Guy Fieri has opened a new restaurant in his years-long quest to make Atlantic City into "Flavortown." A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the Chicken Guy! restaurant on the boardwalk at Resorts Casino Hotel on Tuesday, July 2. It's the second Chicken Guy! location in the city, joining the restaurant at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City. Chicken Guy! combines the talents of restauranteur Robert Earl and the "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" host. "Chicken Guy! features one-of-a-kind all-natural chicken tenders paired with a wide selection of deliciou…
Foodiehall Delivery-Takeout Store Shutters In South Jersey Foodiehall Delivery-Takeout Store Shutters In South Jersey
Foodiehall Delivery-Takeout Store Shutters In South Jersey A popular takeout and delivery food joint in Camden County has closed after three years in business. Foodiehall on Olney Avenue in Cherry Hill shuttered for good on June 15, according to a Facebook post.  "It is with mixed emotions that I’m announcing the closing of Foodiehall. This has been a difficult decision, and we are sad to say goodbye," owner Dan Goldberg wrote. Foodiehall was best known for its Simply Fowl, DaNick’s Craft Burgers, Mac n Toastie and Beer-Battered Cauliflower Tacos. "I would like to thank our staff, past and present, for being such an important part of ou…
Insomnia Cookies Coming To South Jersey Insomnia Cookies Coming To South Jersey
Insomnia Cookies Coming To South Jersey Yum! A new Insomnia Cookies bakery is coming to Cherry Hill. A specific opening date and address will be announced in the coming weeks, Insomnia Cookies officials said. Located near Towne Place at Garden State Park, the new store will mark the brand’s first location in Cherry Hill and fourth in New Jersey. "Insomnia looks forward to satisfying the late-night sweets cravings of Cherry Hill cookie lovers," said a spokeswoman, Taylor Campbell. The brand is known for serving warm cookies all day and late into the night. Some locations are known to deliver until 1 a.m. or later. Insomnia…
Popular Steakhouse Closing For Summer Renovations In South Jersey Popular Steakhouse Closing For Summer Renovations In South Jersey
Popular Steakhouse Closing For Summer Renovations In South Jersey A popular South Jersey steakhouse is closing this summer for renovations. The Pub, at 7600 Nights Ave., Pennsauken, will be closed from July 1 to Sept. 20 for repairs and renovations, according to a Facebook post.  Nearly 700 people reacted or commented on the posting. Many said they hope that the 73-year-old steakhouse keeps its traditional steakhouse feel. Details about renovation plans have not been announced.
'A Fight We Cannot Win': Vet-Owned Jersey Shore Brewery Closing After Years Of Pints, Charity 'A Fight We Cannot Win': Vet-Owned Jersey Shore Brewery Closing After Years Of Pints, Charity
'A Fight We Cannot Win': Vet-Owned Jersey Shore Brewery Closing After Years Of Pints, Charity An Ocean County brewery run by an Army veteran will serve its final pint after nearly a decade in business. Backward Flag Brewing Company announced on social media that it will permanently close on Saturday, June 29. The Forked River brewery will host an event starting at noon for "one last party" and "one final toast." The brewery thanked its fans and supporters in its announcement. "We know how hard this news will hit some," Backward Flag posted. "We feel that sting too. We have fought to keep our doors open for a while now, but this is a fight we cannot win." Yes. It is true,…
Brazilian Steakhouse On Jersey Shore Owed Workers $84K In Unpaid Overtime Wages, Feds Say Brazilian Steakhouse On Jersey Shore Owed Workers $84K In Unpaid Overtime Wages, Feds Say
Brazilian Steakhouse On Jersey Shore Owed Workers $84K In Unpaid Overtime Wages, Feds Say A Brazilian steakhouse in Belmar was forced to pay nearly $90,000 in back wages and fines for violating federal overtime rules, officials said. Flames Brazilian Steakhouse was ordered to pay more than $84,000 in back wages and damages for 13 workers, the Department of Labor said in a news release on Tuesday, June 18. The restaurant on the corner of 10th Avenue and Main Street also paid $4,459 in penalties. DOL investigators said owner Dariusz Targonski didn't give overtime pay to hourly or non-exempt salaried employees who worked more than 40 hours in a week. "Peop…
Amazon Fresh Opening Second NJ Grocery Store In Former Toys 'R' Us Building Amazon Fresh Opening Second NJ Grocery Store In Former Toys 'R' Us Building
Amazon Fresh Opening Second NJ Grocery Store In Former Toys 'R' Us Building A new Amazon supermarket is about to open in Monmouth County, officials said. The Amazon Fresh in Eatontown will officially open on Thursday, June 20, the company said in a news release. It will be the second Amazon Fresh location in New Jersey after one opened in Paramus in July 2022. The Eatontown store is located at 137 Route 35 in a 35,500-square-foot space once occupied by Toys“R”Us. "This new, affordable grocery store in the community will offer wide selection of quality groceries and a convenient shopping experience," Amazon said in its release. "We’re also proud to support the…
Habit Burger Grill Opens New NJ Joint: 'Fresh-From-The-Flame-Food' Habit Burger Grill Opens New NJ Joint: 'Fresh-From-The-Flame-Food'
Habit Burger Grill Opens New NJ Joint: 'Fresh-From-The-Flame-Food' With a promise of mouth-watering flame-cooked food, The Habit Burger Grill opened its 17th restaurant in New Jersey on Tuesday, June 18. The California-based restaurant chain is renowned for its award-winning Charburgers grilled over an open flame, signature sandwiches, fresh salads, and more. The new restaurant and drive-thru are located at 1227 Route 33 in Hamilton. “It’s a dream come true to be able to open The Habit Burger Grill here in Hamilton and feed this city the best Charburgers, salads, shakes, kids’ meals, and sandwiches," said franchise owner John Tomasulo. The 3,100 sq. foot…
$18.5M Aerospace Innovation Center Planned Near Atlantic City International Airport $18.5M Aerospace Innovation Center Planned Near Atlantic City International Airport
$18.5M Aerospace Innovation Center Planned Near Atlantic City International Airport A new facility near the Atlantic City International Airport focusing on aerospace innovation will be the first of its kind in New Jersey, officials said. The $18.5 million Aerospace Innovation Center (AIC) will be built in the National Aerospace Research & Technology Park (NARTP) in Egg Harbor Township, Gov. Phil Murphy announced in a news release on Tuesday, June 11. It will be the state's fifth strategic innovation center and the first dedicated to aerospace. The AIC will have space for aerospace research, high-speed connectivity with the data systems and labo…
Smile, You're On Body Camera: TJ Maxx To Equip Employees To Fight Shoplifting Smile, You're On Body Camera: TJ Maxx To Equip Employees To Fight Shoplifting
Smile, You're On Body Camera: TJ Maxx To Equip Employees To Fight Shoplifting To fight the recent rise in shoplifting and retail theft, shoppers could see store security employees wearing body-worn cameras to help catch thieves red-handed.  TJX, the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Serria, HomeSense, and HomeGoods, said will begin equipping some employees with body-worn cameras similar to those worn by police, the Boston Globe reported. The company started testing the initiative last year.  The company operates nearly 3,400 stores nationwide.  A call to the Framingham, Massachusetts, headquarters of TJX for comment was not immediately r…
New Jersey Cocktail Bar Named Among Best In America New Jersey Cocktail Bar Named Among Best In America
New Jersey Cocktail Bar Named Among Best In America A Monmouth County cocktail bar picked up another national recognition after just one year of serving specialty drinks. Esquire named La Otra in Aberdeen Township on its list of 42 Best Bars in America for 2024. The bar is next to its sister restaurant Lita on Route 34, and both businesses are run by chef David Viana and his girlfriend Neilly Robinson. Bar manager Ricardo Rodriguez has a more "free-wheeling" approach to mixology at La Otra, compared to the Iberian classics at Lita. "Like the best bars attached to restaurants, the drinks are on the culinary side, such as the Tzatziki, which …
Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination
Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination A Florida-based company is recalling whole cucumbers that were shipped to 14 states, but may be contaminated with Salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. According to the FDA, the cucumbers subject to recall are dark green, between 1.5 inches and two inches thick and between five to nine inches long. Officials made note that mini cucumbers and English cucumbers are not included in the recall. FDA The recalled cucumbers were shipped in bulk cartons between Friday, May 17 and Tuesday, May 21 to retail distribution centers, wholesalers, and food service distributor…
Stop & Shop To Close Underperforming Stores In Northeast Stop & Shop To Close Underperforming Stores In Northeast
Stop & Shop To Close Underperforming Stores In Northeast The future is grim for Stop & Shop's underperforming stores in the Northeast. The grocery giant — which operates 400 stores across Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts (where the company is headquartered) — announced plans to close a number of its underperformers in the interest of company longevity, officials confirmed with Daily Voice. Nearly half of the company's stores have been remodeled, and a Stop & Shop spokesperson said those stores continue to perform well. "We're committed to continuing to invest in our stores - as well in our prices - to deliver a great…
'Devastating' Fire Rips Through Central Jersey Seafood Restaurant Five Months After Opening 'Devastating' Fire Rips Through Central Jersey Seafood Restaurant Five Months After Opening
'Devastating' Fire Rips Through Central Jersey Seafood Restaurant Five Months After Opening A Middletown seafood restaurant suffered a "devastating" fire on Memorial Day, less than six months after it opened. Sirens Seafood posted on Facebook that the fire ripped through the building on Route 36 on Monday, May 27. The restaurant in the Leonardo section of Middletown was closed and no one was injured. The restaurant, which opened in December 2023, thanked the firefighters who responded "within minutes on a holiday."  "To our amazing customers, we will have more information soon, but we are not giving up hope just yet for a brighter tomorrow," Sirens posted. "We are absol…
Musical Pints: Asbury Park Brewery Honoring City's Music Culture In New Taproom Musical Pints: Asbury Park Brewery Honoring City's Music Culture In New Taproom
Musical Pints: Asbury Park Brewery Honoring City's Music Culture In New Taproom A brewery in Asbury Park is reopening in a new location while honoring the seaside city's rich musical history. Asbury Park Brewery said in a news release that it'll officially reopen at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 24. The new brewery is located in a 3,180-square-foot space on Cookman Avenue, just a block away from the House of Independents concert hall. The brewery originally opened in an old warehouse on Sewall Avenue in 2016 and has been run by musicians who grew up playing at nearby venues. "It’s been a grind the last few years trying to get this new space open," says brewery founder Bob McL…
'Grim' Future Of NJ Mall Reversed With Addition Of 2-Story Entertainment Center 'Grim' Future Of NJ Mall Reversed With Addition Of 2-Story Entertainment Center
'Grim' Future Of NJ Mall Reversed With Addition Of 2-Story Entertainment Center The Moorestown Mall is coming back to life. Plans for a proposed two-story entertainment center known as Parky’s were presented to the Moorestown Planning Board on May 2, according to Mayor Nicole Gillespie.  A go-kart track, arcade games, music venues, an outdoor rooftop, duckpin bowling, and themed golf centers are just some of what's included in the highly-anticipated addition, which Gillespie said is set to open next year. "I'm definitely excited about it. It's great to see it finally happening," Gillespie told Daily Voice. "The whole development of the mall has been huge. It was …
Longtime Jewelry Store Owners Gift Somers Point Family Business Of 60+ Years To Employees Longtime Jewelry Store Owners Gift Somers Point Family Business Of 60+ Years To Employees
Longtime Jewelry Store Owners Gift Somers Point Family Business Of 60+ Years To Employees The longtime owners of an Atlantic County jewelry store have given their family business to a group of their employees. Harvey and Madalyn Rovinsky handed over the keys for Bernie Robbins Jewelers in Somers Point to five employees during a special ceremony on Tuesday, May 7, according to a news release. Their family had owned the jewelry store on New Road for 62 years before passing ownership on to the group. Stephen Berman, Gen Flaxman, Steve Jaffe, Andy Lazar, and Sandra Moran are now co-owners of the store, which has no debt. "The Rovinskys entered into negotiations …
Trackside Sportsbook With Shake Shack Coming To Monmouth Park In 2025 Trackside Sportsbook With Shake Shack Coming To Monmouth Park In 2025
Trackside Sportsbook With Shake Shack Coming To Monmouth Park In 2025 A Monmouth County horse track has begun a large expansion project to keep up with the growth of the sports gambling industry. Monmouth Park and Caesars Entertainment have started building a new trackside sportsbook and entertainment complex, according to a news release. A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Oceanport track on Tuesday, May 7. The new facility is expected to open in 2025 with 16,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space for watching sports. There will also be a Shake Shack restaurant, wall-to-wall televisions, and more than 25 self-service betting kiosks. Park ope…
'America's Best Restaurants' Filming At Popular NJ Burger, Ice Cream Spot 'America's Best Restaurants' Filming At Popular NJ Burger, Ice Cream Spot
'America's Best Restaurants' Filming At Popular NJ Burger, Ice Cream Spot America's Best Restaurants roadshow is paying a visit to a popular New Jersey spot. America’s Best Restaurants will be filming at Outlaw's Burger Barn & Creamery, on South Main Road in Vineland on Monday, May 27. Popular dishes will be highlighted, along with an interview with owner and chef Ryan Briggs. The episode will be aired on social media channels at a later date. "We're excited. We're looking forward to it," Briggs told Daily Voice. "It's going to be a fun day." In addition to specialty burgers, the menu also has hot dogs, wings, cheesesteaks, sundaes and an arr…
Red Lobster Restaurant Closings: 4 NJ Locations Among Dozens Shuttered Abruptly In U.S. Red Lobster Restaurant Closings: 4 NJ Locations Among Dozens Shuttered Abruptly In U.S.
Red Lobster Restaurant Closings: 4 NJ Locations Among Dozens Shuttered Abruptly In U.S. Red Lobster has abruptly closed dozens of locations across the United States. According to a Bloomberg, the fast-casual seafood restaurant has considered filing for bankruptcy. The following locations are listed as being temporarily closed on the Red Lobster website, with some set to be auctioned off. MD: Columbia, Laurel, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg NJ: Ledgewood, Lawrenceville, East Brunswick, Bridgewater PA: Erie VA: Newport News, Williamsburg, Colonial Heights TAGeX Brand, which bills itself as the world's largest after-marketplac…
$500 Million Open-Air Redevelopment Of Monmouth Mall Begins $500 Million Open-Air Redevelopment Of Monmouth Mall Begins
$500 Million Open-Air Redevelopment Of Monmouth Mall Begins A more than $500 million project to transform a Monmouth County mall into an open-air town center has officially begun, officials said. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Thursday, May 9 at the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, developer Kushner said in a news release on Monday, May 13. The mall will be redeveloped into a modern center with luxury apartments, new retail options, and medical office space called Monmouth Square. Kushner said the project to "de-mall" the property off Route 35 will bring a new purpose to the historic Monmouth Mall, which has been open for 64 years. …
Revived NJ 'Local Pizza Legend' On Brink Of Closing Sells Out After Portnoy's Visit Revived NJ 'Local Pizza Legend' On Brink Of Closing Sells Out After Portnoy's Visit
Revived NJ 'Local Pizza Legend' On Brink Of Closing Sells Out After Portnoy's Visit "You don't hear stories like this." Those are Dave Portnoy's words of the story that Bonvini's in Livingston tells. Portnoy, the CEO of Barstool Sports and self-proclaimed pizza expert, paid a visit to the storied S Livingston Avenue pizzeria for a "One Bite" review. His takeaway? The pizza's good, not great. Its history, that's something else. Dave goes to a pizza place with a very unique story.  One Bite Pizza Reviews Portnoy got it all from the current owner, who explained his father-in-law owned opened the original Bonvini's in 1954, which would close in 1998.  Years …
'This Place Is Iconic': Memories In Margate Reopening Under New Ownership 'This Place Is Iconic': Memories In Margate Reopening Under New Ownership
Memories In Margate Reopening A historic Jersey Shore nightclub once owned by a popular Philadelphia radio host is bringing back the music. Memories in Margate will reopen on Friday, May 24 after closing in September 2022, the bar and restaurant posted on social media on Wednesday, May 8. The nightclub was owned by DJ and performer Jerry Blavat, who died on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at 82 years old from an autoimmune disorder called myasthenia gravis. Known by many as "The Geator with the Heater" and "The Big Boss with the Hot Sauce", Blavat purchased Memories in 1972 and hosted his radio show there. His est…
Brewery Specializing In Tropical Flavors Moves Into Old Cape May County Bowling Alley Brewery Specializing In Tropical Flavors Moves Into Old Cape May County Bowling Alley
Brewery Specializing In Tropical Flavors Moves Into Old Cape May County Bowling Alley A Cape May County brewery is giving an extra frame to an old bowling alley. Ludlam Island Brewery is moving from Ocean View to an expanded space in Woodbine, the company said in a news release. The new brewery is inside the former Mouse Trap Lanes on Dennisville-Petersburg Road. The brewery said the larger space will allow it to make more beer, along with having a full kitchen and bar. "We're aiming for something completely new to South Jersey," said Ludlam Island owner William Topley. "We've created a beer fest/food truck vibe in a relaxed atmosphere." Ludlam Island offers several b…
Popular Diner Reps New Jersey On OpenTable List Of Top Brunch Spots In America Popular Diner Reps New Jersey On OpenTable List Of Top Brunch Spots In America
Popular Diner Reps New Jersey On OpenTable List Of Top Brunch Spots In America There might not be any open tables after this. Tops Diner in East Newark was named one of the 100 best brunch spots in America by the reservation website, OpenTable. It was the only restaurant from the Garden State to make the list. The diner is an institution in East Newark, having been established in 1942. "Our focus has always been to serve what our customers want, exactly when and how they want it," the restaurant wrote at OpenTable. "As the American dining culture shifts, we recognize we must strive to recreate the 1920’s renaissance that birthed the diner as we know it today, al…
'One Of The Best In The Game:' Portnoy Drops Special Review For NJ Pizzaiolo 'One Of The Best In The Game:' Portnoy Drops Special Review For NJ Pizzaiolo
'One Of The Best In The Game:' Portnoy Drops Special Review For NJ Pizzaiolo Weeks after surprising a Morristown pizza master, Dave Portnoy has released his review of the pie. The Barstool CEO said he designated just 10 minutes to each pizzeria on this leg of his North Jersey "One Bite" tour, but set aside extra time for Nino Coniglio, of Coniglio's in Morristown. During his surprise visit, Portnoy got a tour of the Morristown digs from Nino — a 9-time world champion pizza maker who has six other restaurants in New York City — running down the history of their friendship. Portnoy has sampled hundreds of pizzas from across the country and even threw a One Bite Pizza…
Celeb Chef Curated Menu At New Indian Restaurant In Central Jersey Celeb Chef Curated Menu At New Indian Restaurant In Central Jersey
Celeb Chef Curated Menu At New Indian Restaurant In Central Jersey A new Indian restaurant, bar and lounge has opened in Mercer County. Hamilton Township is now home to a new culinary gem: Rani Indian Restaurant, Lounge & Bar. Its grand opening was on April 26. Guests can immerse themselves in a dining experience where the ambiance mirrors the grandeur of Indian palaces, and each bite tells the tale of centuries-old recipes passed down through noble generations. Royal dining at Rani Indian Restaurant Photo Courtesy of Foxtrot Media Located in the Foxmoor Shopping Centre, Rani promises a dining journey like none other. From the vibrant spices …
$54M Renovation Preserves Doo-Wop History At Jersey Shore Resort Opening This Summer $54M Renovation Preserves Doo-Wop History At Jersey Shore Resort Opening This Summer
$54M Renovation Preserves Doo-Wop History At Jersey Shore Resort Opening This Summer A new beach resort in Cape May County will have a modern twist on historic architecture reminiscent of the doo-wop era. Madison Resorts will open its second Jersey Shore resort in Wildwood Crest on Thursday, May 16, the company said in a news release. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. The Ocean Avenue resort is a massive renovation for the Oceanview Motel, which was the largest motel built in Wildwoods when it opened in 1964. "We’re thrilled to bring our Madison Resorts family to the Wildwood Crest community," Madison Resorts founder Dan Alicea said in a statement. "…
Major Mall-Based Chain With 2 NJ Stores Closing 543 Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy Major Mall-Based Chain With 2 NJ Stores Closing 543 Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy
Major Mall-Based Chain With 2 NJ Stores Closing 543 Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy A major retailer primarily located in malls and headquartered in Pennsylvania is set to close all 543 of its stores following its third Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Closures for all rue21 locations are expected to be completed within the next two months with going-out-of-business sales coming soon. The company, headquartered in Pennsylvania outside Pittsburgh, had first filed for bankruptcy in 2003, and then for a second time in 2017, when it closed around 400 stores. Founded in 1970, rue21 specializes in women's & men's casual apparel and accessories. rue21 has locations in …